- Mrs. Wade is all out and about as she shares her views on raising black boys
- The 45-year-old actress appeared revealed some tough conversations she's had to have while raising two of her husband's sons and nephew
- Gabrielle shared one horrifying incident involving the boys that left her scared and made a serious heart-to-heart talk with Wade's boys
Wade's household's matriarch speaks out on the petrifying reality of raising black sons in the country.
Gabrielle Union said, and we quote.
'Your very blackness, from birth, has been demonized and weaponized.'
She shared the frightening truth on raising young black men in the country during her appearance on 'The View.'
The actress further said that it is absolutely terrifying and it is constant and scary challenge.
'It is absolutely terrifying.'
'It is a constant, scary challenge.
The matriarch opened up about the panic and numbness feeling that she experienced after learning through Snapchat that Wade's kids were involved in a game which is dubbed as the 'drive-by dunk challenge.'
Apparently, it is a game where kids drive through the area of the neighborhood and dunk in any basketball ring they passed.
It looks innocent and safe enough, but Mrs. Wade was worried about the 'open-carry and stand your ground' gun laws in Florida.
The latter means that people are allowed to use deadly force without retreating if they fear for their safety.
Thus, Gabrielle Union talked to her sons and explained to them further why that game wasn't exactly a game at all.
'They can kill you and get away with it, because now you’re trespassing.’
The matriarch added that the boys shared later that they want to act the way their friends act and talk back to the authorities.
However, she stressed out that if they do that, they will die because it is different.
Wade's matriarch ended up saying,
'If they couldn’t easily be identified as our children, they were just dangerous black boys. And their very presence to a lot of our neighbors felt threatening. That’s all you have to say to get away with killing black people.'